Wheat. Photo:
Wheat. Photo: Matti Leino.

From little seeds, planted into soil, many green lives can arise – from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet.

The fourth international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.

Date: 18 May between 10 AM and 5 PM
Venue: Bergius Botanic Garden and Svante Arrhenius väg 20A
Admission is free to all the activities

Exhibitions and meetings

10 AM–1 PM: exhibitions and meetings with researchers at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Svante Arrhenius väg 20A.

Guided tours

2.00 PM: guided tours of fascinating plants in the Bergius Botanic Garden. The tours starts at the Old Orangery (Gamla orangeriet). Please note that the guided tours are in Swedish.

Science Café

3.00–5.00 PM: Science Café in the Old Orangery, Bergius Botanic Garden. Researchers will hold four short lectures. Please note that the the talks are in Swedish.

Participating researchers
Maria Greger, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University
Professor Sara Cousins, Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University
Matti Leino, Nordic Museum
Eva Larsén, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University